I found the following sentence in a book about learning English:

My car slid and bumped into a parked station wagon.

According to the book, "bumped into" conveys that the car hit the station wagon "slowly". Is that correct? If not, what would you say to mean that your car hit another car slowly such that nothing serious happened?


Yes, that's correct; "bumped into" implies the car was moving slowly when the accident happened, and often minimal damages occur, if any.

If you want to convey a more violent collision, you might use "crashed into" or "slammed into".

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